The two looked at me as they stuffed what looked like noodles into their mouths. Felz had sauce all over his face.
“We’re going to launch the attack tomorrow, so we had a special meal. I brought some for you guys, but it looks like I was late.”
“I can still eat more!”
“I could eat a little…”
They were clearly just being polite… This was embarrassing.
I put down my bag and took out the food and put it on the table. Felz looked at it with shining eyes, which made me a little happy. Though Marcel had a similar look as well.
While it was a little awkward, they ended up eating everything that I had brought. What made me especially happy, was that they really liked the soup that I had made. It was simple but also something I put a lot of effort into, and so it was nice to see that they appreciated it.
And in spite of the fact that I had already eaten, I found myself nibbling as well. It was a pleasant atmosphere, like a family dining around a table. Felz would tell us amusing stories about the village while Marcel would make strange jokes and Silket would make good ones. It was really nice.
“I’m glad that you liked it. And you guys ate everything too.”
“Well, it was all so delicious that I couldn’t stop.”
All four of us had eaten well. Felz must have gotten drowsy after eating so much because he quickly went off to bed. It was just us Adventurers now.
“So, we’ll be invading the nest tomorrow.”
“I thought you would.”
“It was written all over your face.”
I see… I scratched my cheek and laughed.
“Still, I want you to continue to stay here with Felz. Is that alright?”
“Of course! It’s true that I wish I could join the others, but I understand we have an important mission as well.”
“Yes. This is the Namila Liberation Frontline. Protecting this place is part of the job.”
“Thank you. Well, I should go then.”
I got to my feet and Marcel and Silket followed. They were going to see me off. That was nice. I was like their old superior that they were fond of.
I opened the door and stepped out into the cold night air.
“Woah. It’s so cold!”
“It really is…”
“If only you could stay inside…”
“Well, we’ll all come back to see you when the battle is over.”
“I understand. We’ll keep this place safe until then.”
“As much as we can, anyway.”
“Thank you. Good luck.”
I said as a tousled Marcel’s hair and patted Silket on the head.
“You were nicer to Silket!”
“You reminded me a little of a dog, and Silket reminded me of a cat. So that might have affected me.”
She said and then laughed. I almost regretted leaving, but I needed to rest up for tomorrow.
“Well, gotta go!”
“See you later!”
I activated Legs of the God Wolf and rose into the air. The platinum and jade wind pushed me up and launched me back towards the frontline as the two watched.
It was for them and Felz, and the villagers that fled to the Imperial Capital. And really, for the Imperial Capital as well, that we had to succeed in tomorrow’s mission. It was with this thought in my mind, that I headed for the forest.
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